Nicholls Jubilee festival set to begin March 12

THIBODAUX – The 14th annual Jubilee: A Festival of the Arts and Humanities at Nicholls State University, is scheduled for Monday, March 12, through Friday, April 27.

Jubilee began in 1998 as part of the university’s 50th anniversary celebration and has become an annual tradition that draws thousands of locals, tourists and academics to share in the arts and humanities. Highlights of this year’s schedule include the Fourth Annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival, a modern take on “Romeo and Juliet,” a performance by jazz pianist Ronnie Kole, Research Week, the Ninth Annual Jambalaya Writers’ Conference featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg, a lecture by author Wes Moore and various other musical, artistic and literary events.

“Every year we have parents, children and grandparents who attend multiple events, and every year I am impressed with the creative variety of our artistic and educational offerings,” Angela Hammerli, festival coordinator, said. “I encourage everyone in the region to make plans to attend this year’s festival!”

For a complete schedule, go to Many events are free and open to the public, but some require paid admission or advance reservations. Such instances are noted in the schedule.

Jubilee sponsors this year include the Terrebonne Parish Public Library System; Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program; Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development; Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Houma Regional Arts Council; Friends of Terrebonne Parish Public Library; Capitol One Bank; First American Bank; Thibodaux Music Club; Nicholls Artists and Lectures Committee; and Student Programming Association

For additional information, call (985) 448-4273 or go to

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